As you know we will all be required to be compliant with the forthcoming EU Data Protection Legislation (GDPR) by the 25th May 2018.
At the outset Sirius Ireland wishes to state that it will only ever seek to request and use the minimum of personal customer information. The sole purpose of requesting such information is to enable Sirius Ireland to communicate with its customers to fulfill a range of business services as required. This data includes primarily customer names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses.
Sirius Ireland would like to assure it’s customers that it will continue to act always within it’s strong code of security and confidentiality. It will protect all customers’ personal information and will never disclose or reveal this inappropriately or in breach of data protection legislation.
Sirius Ireland will not handle, change, amend or add to this data except to retrieve and return this from time to time as required by each customer or, in some cases, to scan the hard copy document into a soft-copy format, again as required by individual customers .
In preparation for GDPR Sirius Ireland has both reviewed and revised it’s core documentation and has also introduced new documentation where necessary.
Sirius Ireland has also added a consent and data protection assurance statement to all customer related documentation in compliance with GDPR. Any personal information collected from our customers will only be retained and updated as required while you remain a customer of Sirius Ireland. Once this ceases to be the case all personal information will be deleted from our systems and our records and you will be advised accordingly.
By completing all the above tasks Sirius Ireland will therefore ensure that it will meet the requirements of the GDPR Legislation by the 25 May 2018.
In addition, Sirius Ireland full management team has attended training courses on ensuring compliance with GDPR and continuous briefings are planned for all other team members as part of Sirius Ireland continuous annual training programme.
As an SME Sirius Ireland is not obliged to appoint a Data Protection Officer. However, in it’s place Sirius Ireland has opted to appoint a Data Protection Liaison person Syed Shan Rizvi who will oversee the legislation and will handle potential breaches, if any, going forward. This appointment has been completed.
If you have any questions or queries regarding Sirius Ireland compliance with GDPR we will be very happy to have a discussion with you at any time. On behalf of our full team here in Sirius Ireland we would like to assure you of our continued efforts to improve our service to you as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.